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Bears, compost, tasers, yellow fish, pet stores, a sister city, and more: Nelson City Council May 27

Bears, compost, tasers, yellow fish, pet stores, a sister city, and more: Nelson City Council May 27

Every second council meeting is the Committee of the Whole, at which community groups, individuals, and the city’s staff and committees can bring information and requests to council.

No decisions are made at these meetings but some items might be referred to a regular council meeting for a decision. That was the case on May 27 with Councillor Donna Macdonald’s notice of motion about composting.

Macdonald wants to get composting happening

Sober second thought

Sober second thought

The question of whether to abolish or to elect the Senate tends to flare up in the wake of a crass partisan appointment or a flagrant abuse of privilege. That question, however, should not be allowed to negate the question of the Senate’s purpose.

BC’s Election Stunner: Five Lessons for the Left

BC’s Election Stunner: Five Lessons for the Left

The NDP’s stunning loss in B.C. is being deconstructed, dissected, analyzed and mourned over not only here but across the country. Every pundit and political junkie, including me, thought the NDP would win, even after their lead suddenly dropped. But unfortunately, most of the analysis won’t be very helpful for those individuals and organizations hoping and fighting for a better country.

Letter: Passionate plea for city to think again

Letter: Passionate plea for city to think again

Dear Editor,

You can find various chemical and biological hazards throughout our beautiful community. From the naturally occurring environmental hazards that are prevalent in our area such as Radon gas, to the manmade chemicals that are used in many ways throughout society, we are all exposed to a wide variety of hazards throughout our day.

Nelson City Council renews its vision with updated community plan

 Nelson CityCouncil renews its vision with updated community plan

Nelson City Council adopted a new edition of its Official Community Plan (OCP) at its meeting on May 6. The city has been working on an update to the 2008 version for a couple of years. The 2013 edition is long (180 pages), detailed, and reader-friendly.

Crunching the numbers: Some facts in break-down of new Trail/Teck deal

The bottom portion, outlined in red dots, indicates the proposed expansion area

The City of Trail is offering more specific numbers regarding its plans to expand city boundaries to include the Columbia River Valley (encompassing the airport and Waneta Dam) almost all the way to the U.S Border (see attached map).

City and Teck broker agreement for massive expansion of Trail boundaries

City and Teck broker agreement for massive expansion of Trail boundaries

The following is a press release issued jointly by the City of Trail and Teck Cominco:

The City of Trail will be moving forward with the boundary extension referral process which may result in the city extending its boundaries into Electoral Area A; including land from the city’s existing southern boundary through to the Columbia Gardens Industrial Park and south to the US border.

Trail kids net professional filming gig for Silver City Days

Trail kids net professional filming gig for Silver City Days

Five Trail teens got the experience of a lifetime while bringing a whole new realm of publicity for Silver City Days' 50th anniversary this year.

City communication and events coordinator Andrea Jolly said she was surprised by the initiative shown by Grade 11 J. L. Crowe student Eric Gonzalez, 17, when he approached her offering his videography skills to the city.

“I thought that was impressive initiative, and he was very poised and professional,” she said.

White House releases Benghazi emails

White House releases Benghazi emails

The United States White House released roughly a hundred pages of emails on Wednesday related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States diplomatic post in Benghazi,

COMMENT: Can political polls be trusted?

COMMENT: Can political polls be trusted?

[Editor's note: This piece was posted to the Common Sense Canadian just before Tuesday's election, but in the wake of the surprising results, it's more relevant now than then]

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